What is an Adoption Home Study?

russianorphans.jpg

An adoption home study (or family profile) is a written report by a social worker who has met with the applicants on several occasions, both individually and together (if a couple).

Completing the home study or family profile involves education, preparation, mutual assessment, and gathering of information about the prospective adoptive parents. The mutual assessment process is designed to help families decide if adoption is right for them, as well as to help families understand the type of child whose needs they could meet. This process can take from 2 to 10 months, depending on agency waiting lists and training requirements.

As prospective adoptive parents, you must complete a home study before adopting, regardless of what kind of adoption you choose to pursue. A home study can be done by the adoption agency with which you choose to work, or by an independent licensed social worker if this is allowed under your State's laws or regulations (adoptions are governed by State laws and regulations in the United States).

To learn more, you may wish to read about The Adoption Home Study Process.

Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway
Search All Articles
Related Articles
No Child Left Behind Increases Parents' Choices
Nclb_thHow No Child Left Behind provides educational choices
No Child Left Behind and Charter Schools
Apple_thHow Charter Schools work with the No Child Left Behind law
No Child Left Behind and School Safety
Books_thWhy No School Left Behind will make schools safer and more drug-free
Are You Ready for Earthquakes?
Areyouready_030_thHow to be better prepared in an Earthquake

More...
Most Popular
Your Credit Score Affects Your Auto Insurance Rates
Peoplepaperwork120Auto insurance companies use your credit history to determine how risky a driver you will be.
So You Lost Your Job?
LostjobthumbLooking for a job in today’s market is much more than a looking at the classified ads over breakfast. Learn what to do!
State DUI Laws
CopthumbEvery state has "Implied Consent" laws.
Top 10 States Receiving Government Earmarks
Earmarks2thumbIn fiscal year 2008, there were 11,524 earmarks totaling $16,501,833,000

More...

Zip Code Profiler

Neighborhoods, Home Values, Schools, City & State Data, Sex Offender Lists, more.

Instant Home Value!